Yarn Along

Yarn Along Photo 8.5.15

Yep, I’m back again with the brown sweater and a book I’m only sort of reading. I don’t even have an entertaining story about a rubber chicken to share with you this week (although you’re welcome to scroll down and read last week’s story about a rubber chicken). Even the slanting evening light in this photo is a cliché.

I have, however, read a few chapters of The House of Mirth, which is almost exactly like The Portrait of a Lady, minus about 300 pages and a couple hundred uses of the word ‘desultory.’ Like Isabel Archer, Lily Bart is ‘poor,’ which means that she employs only a couple of dressmakers. Everywhere she turns, she meets another possible suitor – it’s like an episode of Seinfeld that way – and she hasn’t chosen yet but it’s a guarantee she’ll marry the wrong one. Not to give away the ending or anything.

Oh, and one more thing – there’s a character in it named “Mrs. Peniston.” Yes, really!

Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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8 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Christine N says:

    The sweater looks like it’s going to be really comfy cozy when finished.

    I laughed when I read, …”she hasn’t chosen a suitor yet but it’s a guarantee she’ll marry the wrong one. ” I read it to and that’s a very accurate observation!

  2. thecrazysheeplady says:

    Love it!

  3. I love your book review. Peniston, indeed. I’m sure it’s pronounced pen-iss-ton, but it cracks me up anyway, because I am 13.

    The sweater looks like it is coming along well, and will be great in the fall and winter.

    • bedstrom says:

      Thanks! I actually read it as “Penn (rhymes with ten) -iston for the first few chapters before I happily discovered what word was buried in there. It’s fun to be 13.

      • Yes, that was what I meant – pen rather than peen. Another favorite of ours is a regional restaurant here called Phu-ket. Poo-kay. Which is now what we say when we mean something else. Whatever! Phu-ket!

      • bedstrom says:

        Yes, we have a restaurant here by the same name. I remember how hilarious it was when I first noticed it as a kid!

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